Beware of conventional wisdom

The shortfalls of will

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”   Time-worn conventional wisdom.

We’re not strong enough to push through solely on will.  Determination might be the starting point, but it alone won’t take us to the finish line.

Will needs to be strengthened with habits, routines, preparation and persistence.  It needs to be nourished with doses of desire, and bolstered by the discipline to move past the self-sabotaging instinct to back off, to quit, maybe rest for a while.

Mind does not always rule over matter.  Beware of conventional wisdom.

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